United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

IRONBRIDGE

Our Ref: 1946

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Address

Ironbridge
IRONBRIDGE
SHROPSHIRE
England
 
Type:Serviceman/Woman
Other Location Details:

ROADSIDE CLOSE TO THE IRON BRIDGE

OS Map Ref:SJ 671 032

Inscription

Plaque: IN GRATEFUL/ AND UNDYING MEMORY/ OF THE VALIANT MEN/ OF IRON BRIDGE/ WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1919/ WE THANK OUR GOD UPON/ EVERY REMEMBRANCE OF YOU

Plaque: (Names)

Plaque: THE CHURCH CLOCK WAS/ ILLUMINATED AS A MEMORIAL/ TO THE FOLLOWING MEN OF/ IRONBRIDGE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE 1939-1945 WAR./ (Names)

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PEDESTALStone   Good
SCULPTUREBRONZE2400MM  Good
PLAQUES/PANELS WITH NAMESBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

LIFE SIZE FIGURE OF A SOLDIER IN FULL MARCHING ORDER, STANDING ON A PEDESTAL BEARING NAME TABLETS. NAMES AND INSCRIPTION ON PLAQUES

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:53
Served & Returned0
Died53
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:10
Served & Returned0
Died10
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

MEMORIAL MOVED FROM ORIGINAL SITE TO A SITE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD

Ceremonies

Date:08TH MARCH 1924
RolePerformed By
UnveilingCOL A N B GARRETT

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:£800
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Mr Arthur G WalkerSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:12
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:L
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:4
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLEN/A 23rd May 1919; 9th Oct 192010th Dec 1921; 26th Jan 1924; 2nd Feb 1924